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Smart Infusion Pump Recognize Prescription Errors

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 27 Feb 2013
Image: The CADD-Solis variable infusion profile (VIP) system (Photo courtesy of Smiths Medical).
Image: The CADD-Solis variable infusion profile (VIP) system (Photo courtesy of Smiths Medical).
An innovative ambulatory infusion system provides enhanced safety features and convenience for patients in their own home.

The CADD-Solis variable infusion profile (VIP) system is a multitherapy platform that includes a smart infusion pump, medication safety and error-prevention software, and dedicated medication cassette reservoirs that attach to the pump. The combination of features is designed to recognize prescription errors, dose misinterpretations, and keypad programming errors, alerting operators or interrupting the infusion process when a pump setting is programmed outside of preconfigured limits.

The system’s user interface is patient focused and displays therapy information in an easy-to-understand format to help reduce training time. The medication safety software allows clinicians to download therapy information directly from their personal computer (PC) into the pump, as well as view reports on infusion data and delivery history for quick and easy therapy assessment and continuous quality improvement. Proprietary reservoirs and sets connect and fit securely the VIP pump system, enhancing safety.

The system includes five delivery modes: Continuous, Intermittent, Taper, Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA), and Step. This allows the system to be used for a variety of therapies including Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), chemotherapy, antibiotics, hydration, pain management, and Intravenous / Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin infusions for adult and pediatric patients. An on-board library holds up to 500 protocols, and pharmacist-defined soft and hard limits provide clinician control and medication safety. The CADD-Solis VIP system is a product of Smiths Medical (Ashford, United Kingdom).

“Our CADD infusion systems have a long history of providing reliable and safe infusion delivery for home care patients,” said Srini Seshadri, President of Smiths Medical. “We are extremely pleased to be able to continue that tradition with a smart, innovative new system that will help home care providers to prevent pump programming errors and improve patient safety.”

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